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the presidential, this is a heavily democratic district in illinois that used to be represented by jesse jackson jr. until he resigned. today in the primary to replace him, gun reform played a huge role in the race. we're going to have results and whatever explanation we have got about those results coming up on the show this hour. and as that illinois congressional election becomes sort of a test case for the democratic party's newfound muscularity and confidence on the issue of gun policy, well, today in washington, vice president biden kept up his very high profile schedule on this issue. the vice president taking this meeting today with a group of really not the usual suspects on the gun issue. and also today, one key legislator announced a really important decision about what is going to happen now on the gun issue. we're going to be getting to that. alaska, don't wet your pants. something is going to happen on guns. try to hold it together. >> furthermore today in washington, the collapse of one of the weirdest d.c. republican tantrums in this era in which we have a lot of weird d.c. republic
, in the house, the rosa parks bill that came to fruition today was sponsored by congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. mr. jackson, like mr. kerry, was not around to see the unveiling of the rosa parks statue, and that's because jesse jackson jr. resign his seat in congress amid first health worries and financial worries and ultimately last week plead guilty to misappropriating campaign funds for personal use. because jesse jackson resigned his seat, in a matter of weeks somebody new is going to be there to replace him. late last night we found out who that person is likely to be. last night democrats in the second congressional district in illinois nominated robin kelly as their candidate for that seattle. they picked her by a big margin, too. she got 52% of the vote compared with 24% for her nearest challenger, former congresswoman debbie halvorson. again, because the second district is such a deep, deep blue district, whoever wins the democratic primary is pretty much expected to win the general in a couple of weeks and to become the nation's newest member of congress. former congress
saw someone like andrew jackson or harry truman campaigning against congress well and good. but it's only in recent years that you've had this almost nuclear game of chicken that we're seeing now. and we also saw in 1995 with bill clinton and newt gingrich. and i think one dangerous thing about right now is that on both sides, people tend to be a little bit sanguine in remembering 1995. through a political lens, there may even be some democrats who say it turned out to be good for the democrats because clinton was able to position himself as a moderate, keeping the barbarians from the gate. and on the republican side they can say yes, we took some heat for being confrontational, but didn't we win both houses of congress in 1996? so i think that memory is a very dangerous thing. and it certainly isn't a break on this rush to the edge of destruction that we're seeing right now. >> because the fights are over fiscal issues and economic issues broadly speaking, i have to ask about how much of a threat to the country we are seeing and how much actual damage we are seeing inflicted. i me
in the case of the attorney benjamin crumb pet working with the action jackson network on other cases and came and said he wanted to try to bring it national and help the petition drive go national, we were doing a good job and we called the rally that became the big rally that led to the special prosecutor. where race became involved, i think people need to be very careful. not with zimmerman. it's when the local police made a decision to let zimmerman walk and said there was no evidence of probable cause. and there had been tensions in sanford between the local community and the police department. it was our contention that the police department had violated the rights of trayvon martin. it was never about zimmerman in the beginning. it was how can the police say, we're going to decide zimmerman was innocent. i think mr. o'mara and others would do themselves well to understand that had the police proceeded the way the prosecutor has now proceeded, this may have never been a national issue. >> and reverend, you know, speaking a year later, sanford said it's made a lot of changes and working t
jackson, outside the craziness, he's 9. that nice red car, he can't thrive that. the jewelry down to the belly button. i mean, child endangerment seems a little wrong. >> it does. there is a line between freedom of speech and child welfare. i don't think there will be any charges, unless there is something in his life or his parent's life. >> i like the story about m mediterranean diet. live forever in greece, but can't get a job. mixed blessing. >> the people who believe in the low-fat diet very, very low-fat diet, don't necessarily think it's all cracked up to be. >> it's not low fat at all. >> and it's hard to believe, of course, that it's been a year ago since 17-year-old trayvon martin shot to death in sanford, florida, by george zimmerman who claims he shot martin in self-defense. the unarmed teenager was racially profiled by zimmerman. martin savidge has a look back at this case on the one-year anniversary. >> reporter: it starts with a phone call. february 26, 2012. >> we've had a lot of break ins in our neighborhood recently and i'm on neighborhood watch. >> a cold and dr
election in chicago for former congressman jesse jackson jr.'s seat. >>> mayor michael bloomberg and gun control activists claim some sorm of victory. >>> supreme court's docket is crowded with big cases this term. on the role of affirmative action and college admissions and gay marriage. on wednesday the court hears a challenge to the voting rights act which could have far reaching implications on how southern states conduct elections. then on thursday, the world will watch the vatican as pope benedict officially ends his papacy and of course kicking off a dramatically very political exercise there in pick being the next pope. then of course, friday. $85 billion in domestic and defense cuts known as the sequester goes into effect. and that's where we begin the week. last night at a formal dinner with the governors at the white house, the president made his pitch for his vision of economic growth. >> we know we've got more work to do. more jobs to create, more children to educate, more roads to repair. the task before us is to find smart, common sense solutions to each of these challenge
conference. probably in may, vice president biden will be at their big jefferson jackson day dinner. and look at the clintons. and this is what's inhibiting all those other guys. in april, president clinton is going to be down there in south carolina visiting some old friends and raising money forrer issy mcauliffe, his friend running for governor of virginia. >> mike, if you look at that time line you've laid out, when would she have to start thinking about it and then doing some things behind the scenes to get that rolling? >> i think we're going to see it very quickly. you know, we've talked before about the early steps that she's taken to keep building a list, to keep her political organization in place. she's going to be out there speaking, working on her book. but we're going to see signs of whether a political organization is coming together. so far all the signs are that they're going to, but the problem for these other guys and why she's such a colossus over this race is, she can wait longer than anybody. it's like on the republican side. florida governor jeb bush can wait longer tha
're going to see him about 45 minutes from now. if you have phil jackson's number and you can scramble him to florida, she needs help. >>gretchen: dramatic video released of that hot air balloon crashing in egypt after cashing fire. you can -- catching fire. the crash leaving at least 19 tourists dead. two people lucky to be alive after surviving that plunge. foul play ruled out. the crash is expected to push egypt's tourism into even deeper recession. >>> two california police officers dead after being gunned down while following up on an arrest. cops say the suspect shot him as they approached his home. after a short search, gunfire broke out and the suspect was shot and killed. the officers had 38 years of experience between them. >>> last night a bus carrying the university of maine women's basketball team crashed off the highway. it is believed the driver had some kind of medical issue while he was driving. he is in serious condition. students and coaches walked away with minor injuries. >> a lot of traffic. >>gretchen: nascar fans injured in a fiery wreck now considering a lawsuit. a
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